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Circle Bistro

1 Washington Cir NW, Washington DC, DC 20037-2347
+1 202-293-5390
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good40%
  • Average20%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible7%
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“chicken club” (2 reviews)
“fries” (8 reviews)
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American, International, European, Contemporary
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1 Washington Cir NW, Washington DC, DC 20037-2347
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff was fantastic, service was prompt, the food came out quickly and was delicious. Reasonably priced.

Thank Lissette R
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Good Food and service. I have eaten at this hotel several times. They remembered myself and my family as repeat guest.

Thank allemaj
Reviewed 10 April 2017

I find the Circle Bistro to have good food; a small, but acceptable, wine list; friendly wait staff and bartenders; good atmosphere for personal visits with friends or colleagues.

Thank jennyfreeman371
Reviewed 25 March 2017

This restaurant is in a hotel and changes to new management every few years. We have been coming here for more than 30 years through many iterations. Each iteration was different – but until now all had interesting menus and excellent food quality and preparation....More

Thank Barbara Y
Reviewed 3 February 2017

After a long drive to the One Washington Circle hotel, my husband and I opted to have a drink and get something small to eat at the hotel. Michael was our server and he was very friendly. We ordered the half-sandwich and soup to split...More

Thank ceilidhsmith
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

When we stayed at the One Washington Circle Hotel, we didn't rent a car, and opted to eat downstairs at the hotels restaurant. It was not only amazing food in there, but the staff was amazing, warm and funny! They were so inviting, that we...More

Thank ChristyAnderson
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

We got in late and tired after a long journey and I wasn't expecting miracles from our hotel's restaurant but it was such a welcome meal. We sat up at the bar and ordered a blackberry margarita which turned out to be one of the...More

1  Thank now__voyager_melb
Reviewed 6 September 2016

We were there mid-morning on a Friday and were the only diners in the restaurant. The breakfast menu was on the simple side, pancakes, french toast, eggs, etc... Service was fine, nothing extraordinary about the place, but decent enough for a meal in the neighborhood.

Thank PhillyKen999
Reviewed 5 August 2016

The Circle Bistro is located within the One Washington Circle Hotel. During our stay there we visited the Bistro for a quick bite before attending a show. The menu is small with mostly sandwiches and salads. My husband had a chicken club that he said...More

Thank Nancy D
Reviewed 31 July 2016

The restaurant has a limited menu, but the room was very nice. Dessert was delicious and there are several coffee drinks.

Thank Robert G
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26 June 2015|
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Response from portdebrasaucambre | Reviewed this property |
I do not know where to park there. Contact the hotel at One Washington Circle. The hotel houses the restaurant and the hotel will have accurate parking information for restaurant patrons.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
American, International, European, Contemporary
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings
Open Hours
17:00 - 19:00
17:00 - 17:00
17:00 - 17:00
17:00 - 17:00
17:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Washington Cir NW, Washington DC, DC 20037-2347
    (23rd, New Hampshire & L)
  • Public Transportation: Foggy Bottom Metro Station
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: +1 202-293-5390
A warm, inviting restaurant and bar, perfect for romantic interludes, family dinners, or a quick bite before the theater. Famous as a platform for the creative talents of younger chefs, enjoy an exciting menu reflecting today's seasonal selections and fresh food stocks in our French Bistro style restaurant. Modern, yet modest, Circle Bistro manages to feel cozy, sleek, and vibrant – thanks to crisp service, a wondrous wine list, and brilliant, hearth-like décor. Outdoor seating available.
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